Tips on Arrival in Turkey

Must posses a valid passport for at least 6 months.

The price of the visa is valid for a maximum of 3 months.

The national currency is the Turkish Lira. There are coins of 5, 10, 25 and 50 kurus and 1 lira. There are notes of 5, 10, 25, 50,100 and 200 liras.

You can use the ATM (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, Maestro and Eurocard), as almost all offer their instructions in multiple languages. You can also change money at the hotel, exchange offices and banks. In addition, credit cards are accepted without problems in hotels, restaurants and shops in the tourist area.The Euro is also accepted with pleasure, but if you must give what will probably change in Turkish lira.

The provincial call prefix is 0. International call prefix is 00. To call England: 00 44 + area code + full province of the subscriber number. The GSM mobile systems are valid in Turkey. Before travel, ask your GSM operator for authorization to make an international call. When abroad your mobile, in general, will automatically choose a local operator, but if there is coverage it is necessary to change the local operator manually. In Turkey there are currently three companies Vodafone, Turkcell and Avea.

Our guests will need comfortable clothes, it is also a good idea to have something worm for the cooler nights. Keep in mind that humidity is high. When visiting a mosque you have to remove your shoes so it is advised to wear socks. In summer, women are advised to wear a scarf during a visit to a mosque.

Photography and video
In all the monuments of the city it is allowed to take pictures.

you do not need any immunizations to enter Turkey.

City Transportation
Public transport in Istanbul comprises an extensive bus network, various rail systems, funiculars, and maritime services for the more than 13 million inhabitants of the city spread over an area of 5712 km².Istanbul has an integrated electronic ticket system for bus, funiculars, LRT, metro, commuter trains, ferryboats and trams. The system uses Akbil iButtons or smart RFID cards as tickets.

The climate is similar to that of Spain. In Istanbul it can snow in the months of January or February and in summer there are high levels of humidity.

Turkey is a shopper’s paradise. There are large modern shopping malls and there are the old bazaars with carpets, kilim, jewelry, precious stones, sea foam, ceramics, oriental silk fabric, leather and fur, copper objects, silver objects and ornaments, inlaid, spices, Turkish coffee and tea and many more specialties that can be found in several regions and in the bazaars of large cities.

Places of Worship
This is a brief list of some places of worship for Christians and Jews in Istambul.Catolics: San Antonio and Santa Maria, in the district of Beyoglu (Istiklal Pedestrian Street). Cumhurriyet Caddesi on the street is the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit where Pope John XXIII spent 10 years before his appointment. Orthodox: Istanbul is the seat of the Orthodox Patriarchate in the Fener district. Aya Triada in Taksim Square. Anglican Chapel of St. Helena in the neighborhood Tepebasi. The Church of Crimea in the neighborhood of Tophane. Protestant Chapel Dutch in the neighborhood of Beyoglu. Jews: the Neva Shalom Synagogue. Ashkenazi synagogue in the neighborhood of Karaköy.

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